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Will Daenerys Targaryen Become The Night Queen? Inside The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Theory And What It Means For Jon Snow

A wild Game of Thrones fan theory predicts Daenerys Targaryen may turn into the Night Queen, and it might not be that farfetched. The theory was first discussed by marisaann26 on Reddit at the start of April. Daenerys could lose the Iron Throne but end up with a different type of power.

The theory revolves around a Season 2 vision Daenerys had. Viewers may remember: Dany envisions herself in the throne room in Kings Landing. The room is mostly destroyed, and the throne is covered in snow. According to marisaann26, this snow translates to ice. The vision continues, including Dany leaving behind Khal Drogo and their son to tend to her crying dragons. A warlock says, “The mother is reunited with her babies, and you’ll be with them through winter, summer, then winter again.”

The Reddit user and deep theorist explained some of this vision has already translated to Dany’s real life, such as when Dany was aiming to attack King’s Landing, but Jon Snow persuaded her to fight the White Walkers instead.

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The theory could come to full fruition in Season 8, where Dany could, potentially, become a White Walker by her own choosing. The explanation is simple. The vision shows Dany choosing her dragons over her human family. One of Dany’s dragons has already died. If her other two are killed, Dany may choose to live on eternally with her dragon children and may take a place as the Night Queen. It’s a win-win for the power seeker. She’d get to live on her days with her most beloved family members, as well as rule as a queen.

What may be the most convincing: During the Season 2 vision, Dany sees the snowy throne, and the sight is accompanied by the White Walker theme music.

The theory also notes Emilia Clarke’s own comments about her role as Dany in Season 8. The actor said her last scene as Dany was emotional and concerning in an interview with Vanity Fair. “It f***ked me up,” Clarke said. “Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is...."

So what would that mean for Dany’s relationship with Jon? Some fans assume the pair will have a baby. The Night Queen theory may imply Dany would leave both Snow and her child to pick up her post in the army of the dead. Others suggest Snow may save the world by killing Dany, once she’s turned into the Night Queen, or maybe even before she makes the fateful decision.

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